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I have a GM performance crate motor (350/330) that I put in

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I have a GM performance crate motor (350/330) that I put in my 51 Chevy p/up. It cranks strong is getting fuel but starts only when it feels like it. The timing is correct, it's getting fuel. This is a new motor, only 1700 miles. Any ideas?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 months ago.

Welcome,

I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

What kind of ignition system does it have?

HEI or points?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
HEI. I also have an electric (Holley) fuel pump.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 months ago.

Thanks,

Next time it wont start, have a can of starting fluid and give it a shot down the carb and see if it hits on that. This way we can tell if its losing fuel or spark. let me know

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